God Made Wives to be Coaches and Mentors
“Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.” (Genesis 2:18, AMP)
For a time in the world of work every young Apprentice was assigned to work under a Master Craftsman. Apprenticeship lasted years and only ended when the Master decided the Apprentice was ready and no longer needed such close supervision or instruction and was ready to stand on his own two feet. Times have changed. Now new hires start one day, are thrown into the deep end of the pool and expected to learn how to swim on their own – under the “Sink or Swim” principle. Truth remains that we all need instruction and guidance, help and assistance from others who are more experienced, skilled and knowledgeable.
We hear, “Behind every good man is a good woman.” As our creator, God knew our limitations and created a helper, advisor and coach for us. Arts or business did not invent coaching and mentoring, God did! God established the first coaching program. He created wives especially for this role. They are our perfect helpmate. They see things we do not. In fact, they see what we see differently and they behave differently. Women express love and compassion, are nurturing and supportive. In contrast, men often express fear, aggression and hostility and are commanding and controlling. Men, we must rely on our wives to advise us and teach us how to interact and communicate, especially when we would prefer to withdraw and retreat into our cave!
On a daily basis, I thank God for my wife. She is an amazing Woman of God. God has blessed her with great wisdom and discernment. She has gifts, talents and abilities that I do not. She complements me. As a team, a couple, a family, we are stronger. I seldom make a decision without her counsel. I am a better human being, man, husband, friend, Executive Coach and Ministry Leader because of her! Child of God, turn to your wife and invite her to speak to you. When she does, listen. Like me, you may not always like what you hear but trust God, you need to hear it!
Lord, thank you for my wife, your !precious gift designed and created especially for me. Teach me to listen to her counsel. Give me an understanding mind and a hearing heart. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.